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Feeling stupid

  1. Jan 18, 2010 #1
    Hi, all, I wanted to know a couple of things:

    1) In doing physics-research (theory, especially): have you ever felt really stupid? So stupid that you don't feel like working anymore, because you just don't feel like having your stupidity pointed out by your work? (I'm guessing there's an overwhelming YES out there).

    2) How do you keep researching and working, in spite of that feeling? I just stopped working for a few days on end because of that. I can't be doing that.
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  4. Jan 18, 2010 #3
    That was a very good read! Thank you.
  5. Jan 18, 2010 #4
    No problem, I hope to one day be in your position, and experience that feeling. I imagine it must be all the more sweet when you finally solve your problem, after feeling that way.
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